~ India's second Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) will be established at Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), Anna University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) under World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) TISC Program.
~ The objective of TISC is to stimulate Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and Innovation.
~ In this regard, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry has signed Institutional agreement with Anna University.
~ It will thereby help to promote entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development by establishing network of TISCs in India.
~ TISC will give impetus to knowledge sharing, sharing of best practices among TISCs, capacity building, generation and commercialization of Intellectual Properties.
~ WIPO''s TISC program provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services.
~ It helps them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their IPRs.
~ Over 500 TISCS operate worldwide and establishing a TISC in India will give the host institutions access to global network.